What is it?
The Warm Homes Discount provides a rebate on your energy bills. The amount of the rebate for 2015/16 is £140.
Can I get it?
There are national eligibility rules for paying the Warm Homes Discount to low income pensioners but for other groups each energy company sets their own rules.
Low income pensioners
If you were in receipt of the guarantee element of Pension Credit on 12 July 2015 you qualify for a Warm Homes Discount. This means you should automatically receive the rebate from your energy supplier. There is no need to make a claim.
Your supplier must be part of the Warm Homes discount scheme and you or your partners name be on the supply bill.
More information is available on automatic rebates on your energy bill.
Other people on a low income or disabled
Other people can also get the rebate (these people are known as the 'broader group'). The Warm Homes Discount is administered by individual energy companies and they set their own rules. Please click on the links below to find out about the rules for your energy company.
How do I claim?
To see if you qualify and to claim your discount click on the energy company that supplies you:
Other options: reducing your bill
You can often reduce your energy bills by switching supplier or moving to a better tariff with you current supplier. To find out if you could save use the UK Power comparison tool.